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Health and Wellness

10-year-old girl born without hands wins national handwriting competition: ‘It shows what perseverance and a positive attitude can do’

Cathryn Hinesley(NEW YORK) — A 10-year-old girl born with no hands is this year’s winner of a national handwriting competition. Sara Hinesley, a third-grade student in Maryland, won the Nicholas Maxim Award in the 2019 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest. To be...

Measles cases ‘likely’ to break yearly record in just 4 months

Pornpak Khunatorn/iStock(NEW YORK) — The number of measles cases in the U.S. so far this year is approaching the record for the decade — and in just four months time, according to new data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there have been...

Debunking the top three myths about infertility

katleho Seisa/iStock(NEW YORK) — In spite of the fact that over six million women in America struggle with infertility, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there remain boundless misconceptions about conception. In honor of National Infertility...

The crippling cost of infertility: What to know about resources that help

milanvirijevic/iStock(NEW YORK) — Fundraising, grants, loans and credit card debt are now terms just as commonly associated with infertility as the words baby and pregnancy. The average cost of one in vitro fertilization, or IVF, cycle in the United States is $12,400,...

What to know about rising Sober Curious movement

aprilante/iStock(NEW YORK) — A so-called Sober Curious movement that’s been gaining in popularity focuses on eliminating alcohol for health, sleep and wellness reasons, and its founder encourages people to participate by asking them to imagine “what it’s...

NYC issues $1,000 fines for refusing to get measles vaccinations

Hailshadow/iStock(NEW YORK) — New York City followed through on its threat to fine people who refused to get measles vaccines on Thursday. The city’s health department issued civil summons to three people a week after issuing an emergency order requiring anyone 6...

Study: 23andMe gene test might falsely reassure some people of breast cancer risk

JasonDoiy/iStock(NEW YORK) — Since 2010, 23andMe has charged people to test themselves for potentially harmful gene mutations, such as those in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which, when mutated, can dramatically increase a person’s risk for developing breast or ovarian...

Eleven labor and delivery nurses pregnant at Ohio hospital

Miami Valley Hospital(DAYTON, Ohio) — Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, is about to turn it up to 11. Eleven nurses in the hospital’s labor and delivery unit are pregnant at the same time. The due dates for the nurses, one a gestational carrier, span in time from...